Dr. & Mrs. Debra Smart

LPC

About Me

My name is Dr. Debra Smart, and am a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina with five years of experience in the Profession of Counseling. However, I have 20 years of experience teaching mental health courses at a university in the Department of Occupational Therapy. I work with clients from the ages of 13 through 85 who have a variety of mental health problems or diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement, anger management, domestic violence, relationship issues, racial trauma, and family problems.

My approach to therapy is personalized, collaborative, and based on evidence through many theoretical views: interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), humanistic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and Jungian and psychodynamic therapies. My desire is to help individuals, couples, or families to navigate through life challenges and stressors, develop effective therapeutic skills, become their best selves, and fulfill their God-given purpose!

I extend my hand to help you as you heal from emotional and/or spiritual pain; develop self-awareness and understanding; work toward change, self-improvement, and personal growth while pursuing a better life!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6841 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. & Mrs. Debra Smart. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by L.I. on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Mrs. Debra has been my therapist for 7 months now, and I can honestly say I’ve never felt more heard, seen and understood. I feel secure in the tools, guidance and assignments we discuss. I’m hopeful & light after each session, and it is a joy to get to work with her!

Written by H.A. on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Smart has helped me regain my confidence and helped me to navigate through parts of life that felt too difficult to do alone. Thank you so much Dr. Smart!

Written by B.R. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Smart is amazing and is truly helping me to understand myself and become a better human.

Written by T.A. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a great listener and observer. She’s willing to take it slow and make sure I’m comfortable speaking on topic first,

Written by M.A. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I always enjoy speaking with Mrs. Debra, she's intuitive, insightful, and empathetic. I always come away from our interactions with something positive gained, and a clearer goal for myself to navigate forward. She is a very pleasant lady to speak with!

Written by G.E. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Worked with me on some many levels and help me work through so many things. If you need assistance Dr. Smart is who you need to speak with. She can definitely get you going in the right direction.

Written by C.A. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 1 month on issues concerning depression

I have loved working with Dr. Smart. She's easy to talk to and she actually listens to your concerns. She gave me tools I can use on a day to day basis to help me when I need it. She really is a life saver!

Written by C.A. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Debra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I would highly recommend Dr. Smart to family and friends due the ease I felt upon my initial visit. She was very easy to speak with, attentive, informative, and completely empathetic in my eyes. I am normally reserved with new doctors but I was very candid with her. She is awesome at her job!

Written by M.I. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Debra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is great and I enjoy talking to her.

Work with me!